Integrated Arts (Technology/Business, Music, Art)

Technology/Business

PERSONAL FINANCE
Course #187 Fall Level: 2 Credit: 1/2

Course #188 Spring
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
This course is designed provide students with the foundation to make informed decisions on financial issues which they face presently and in the future. The course covers the topics of savings, checking, investing, budgeting, taxes, insurance, and credit. College and career planning and entrepreneurship are also explored.

OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS
Course #701 Level 2: Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors

This full year course includes four one quarter sections, as described below:

  • Business Fundamentals: This section will provide a basic understanding of the role of business within our social and economic system, acquainting students with concepts of small business operation and entrepreneurship; the functions of management, production operations, personnel, accounting overviews, finance and investments
  • Economics: This section introduces the basic principles of economics as they relate to the United States economy as well as global economic systems. Included is an introduction to micro and macroeconomics. Microeconomics deals with consumers, firms, markets and income distribution. Macroeconomics deals with national income, employment, inflation and money.
  • Marketing: This section provides an introduction to key marketing concepts, the role of marketing within organizations, and the role of marketing in society.
  • International Business: This section explores the way in which one country’s economic policies can globally impact industries, technology, ecology, standards of living and customs.

ACCOUNTING 1
Course #711 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

This full year course presents the introductory phases of bookkeeping and accounting for a single proprietorship which deals with services and/or selling merchandise. Preparation and interpretation of journals, ledgers and statements will be stressed. Emphasis will be placed on accounting applications with the computer.

ACCOUNTING 2
Course #712 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite:Successful completion of Accounting 1 and recommendation of teacher

This course would include accounting for purchases/sales using a general journal, payroll and payroll taxes, uncollectible accounts, financial statements and closing entries and financial statement analysis.

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING
Course #714 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Seniors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Accounting 2

Topics include departmental accounting, partnerships and corporations, plant asset management, stocks and bonds, payroll and taxation, personal income tax and inventory control. This course will provide a realistic approach to solving advanced computer applications.

BUSINESS LAW
Course #721 Level: 3 Credit: 1
Open to: Seniors

The course content aids students in the understanding of their personal rights and responsibilities in business situations. Topics covered include contracts, insurance, buyer and seller, employer and employee, motor vehicles and property. Taken for its personal value, this full year course helps the student meet the demands of the everyday business world.

WEB DESIGN WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
Course #774 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Comprehensive Computer Applications or equivalent proficiency

This course is an introduction to Web Design with a focus on its use for business. Students will work with Adobe Dream Weaver, a powerful Web development tool that supports a wide range of technologies and standards for creating and managing web sites.

COMPREHENSIVE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
Course #790 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: All Students

The objective of this course is to develop proficient word processing, presentation and spreadsheet skills to Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Power Point 2010 and Microsoft Excel 2010 software. Students will prepare and format articles, letters, memos, tables, flyers and MLA style reports. They will learn to plan, create, run and enhance presentations. The students will use Excel as a problem-solving tool combining spreadsheets, charts and database lists.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)
Course #754 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: Introduction to Studio Art or portfolio equivalent and basic computer proficiency or Overview of Business

This course will explore Information Technology as it relates to hardware, software and mobile systems. It will evaluate the advantages of social media and business intelligence while taking into account aspects of security, development and responsible use of technology.

ECE ESSENTIALS OF ECONOMICS
Course # 715Level: APCredit: 1
Open to: Seniors
Prerequisite: 90% in Overview of Business, Accounting I, or Management Information Systems; Recommendation of present teacher in these courses.

This is a full year course that will cover both Micro and Macro Economics and will include topics on: Opportunity Cost, Supply and Demand, inflation and employment policies, balance of international payments, and economic growth.This is an Early College Experience Course (University of Connecticut).All course work will be at the college level, including readings, and will meet the standards set by the University of CT.Successful completion will earn 3 college credits.

ECONOMICS
Course #718Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Seniors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Overview of Business, Accounting 1, or Management Information Systems.

This is a full year course that will cover both Micro and Macro Economics.This course will focus on how economies work and will include the following topics: Opportunity Cost, Supply and Demand, Employment Policies, and Economic Growth.This course is suggested for any students interested in the business field.

Music

SYMPHONIC BAND
Course #950 Level: * Credit: 1
Open to All Students
Prerequisite: none

The Symphonic Band is a performance ensemble consisting of traditional band orchestra instruments - combination of winds, percussion, and strings. Students will work on a variety of music, representing different styles, time periods, and difficulty levels. The coursework will focus on individual performance within an ensemble, developing technique, and preparing for multiple performances through the academic year. Opportunities may include auditions and honors festivals, as well as trips/performance festivals.

PIANO/KEYBOARD STUDIES
Course #954 Level: * Credit: 1
Open to All Students
Prerequisite: none

Through piano studies, students will have the opportunity to begin, develop, and continue to advance their piano skills and technique. Coursework includes daily practice, exercises, notation reading and music literacy. Students will have the opportunity to work with various music technology, create their own music, and take part in a performance. Students who already study piano will continue to develop their skills and improve their technique.

MODERN BAND
Course #958 Level: * Credit:1
Open to All Students
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: permission of instructor; must play/demonstrate basic level of proficiency on guitar, keyboard, or drums.

Students enrolled in Modern Band will have the opportunity to learn more contemporary music styles and arrangements. Instrument study will be for guitar, bass guitar, drumset, and keyboard/synthesizer. Coursework will include individual skill/technique development for their chosen instrument, as well as modern band arrangements for music in the styles of rock, jazz, and fusion. Students will have the opportunity to perform, audition for music festivals, record music and work with digital music resources.

CHAMBER CHOIR
Course #962 Level: * Credit: 1
Open to All Students
Prerequisite: none

Chamber Choir singers will have the opportunity to experience vocal/choral music in a variety of ways. Singers will be challenged to develop and improve their individual singing skills within the larger ensemble. Coursework will include daily practice and rehearsal, study of a variety of styles representing historical and modern choral music, and music literacy/notation reading. Multiple performances throughout the school will be required, and students will have the option to take part in music festival auditions sponsored by local and state music organizations. There may also be opportunities to travel and perform with the ensemble to various music festivals and parks.

MUSIC THEORY AND COMPOSITION
Course #960 Level: * Credit:1
Open to All Students
Prerequisite: none

Music Theory and Composition is designed for those students who wish to learn the language and inner workings of music. Students will have the opportunity to learn and expand their knowledge of music notation, symbols, expression markings, scales, key signatures, chords, and overall musicianship. Coursework will include reading, writing, and analysis of music at varying levels of difficulty. Students will also compose their own arrangements and original works using music technology, keyboards, and digital software.

ECE MUSIC APPRECIATION
Course #948 Level: * Credit:1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors

Students enrolled in UCONN ECE (Early College Experience) Music Appreciation will be taking a UCONN music course for 3 college credits. The college credit will be awarded by the University of Connecticut upon successful completion of the coursework within the standards established by the UCONN Music Department. This course is designed to provide students with an overall view of the history and influences of Western music (music of Europe and the Americas) covering the past 500+ years. Coursework includes trends and practices that lead to the development of musical styles through historical time periods, key composers and their most influential works, and cultural influences and context. Students will use key vocabulary, develop a resource/catalogue of specific compositions from each time period, and demonstrate understanding of music within the larger context of society. Styles and genres covered will include Classical, Jazz, Electronic, Rock, Opera, and Contemporary.

AP MUSIC THEORY
Course #978 Level: * Credit:1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Independent Study

This is an advanced course in the study of music theory, for the purpose of taking the AP Music Theory Exam. Students will engage in the coursework through an independent study, following the guide provided by the instructor. Students will be expected to meet deadlines for coursework, complete tasks, show understanding and demonstrate progress. Work will include music literacy, sight-reading, ear training, harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic dictation, as well as musical analysis.

Art

STUDIO ART
Course #981 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: All students

This course is an elementary exploration of the various media of the studio arts. Basic drawing, one and two point perspective, color theory, tempera and watercolor, sculpture and design will be introduced.

DRAWING AND DESIGN
Course #982 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Studio Art; recommendation of current art teacher

Students will participate in an in-depth study of the drawing process, using the text "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. The course consists of contour works, value studies, and includes portraits. "Design" will examine the basic components found in quality works of art, color and poster design.

PAINTING (Fall)
Course #983 Level: 2 Credit: 1/2
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: Drawing and Design; signature of Mr. Marseglia

Acrylic or watercolor processes are explored through controlled studies in color and subject matter. (Material cost for acrylics and oils is approximately $150; watercolor is approximately $80).

PAINTING II (Fall)
Course #990 Level: 2 Credit: 1/2
Open to: Seniors
Prerequisite: Painting; signature of Mr. Marseglia

Acrylic, watercolor or oil paints are employed at an advanced level in the exploration of representational and expressive topics, including the human figure, surrealism, fauvism and intangibles such as emotion, culture and abstraction. Emphasis is placed on drawing, composition, modeling, the use of color and techniques used to convey surface texture. (Material cost for acrylics and oils is approximately $160; watercolor is approximately $100).

SCULPTURE (Spring)
Course #985 Level: 2 Credit: 1/2
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: Drawing and Design; signature of Mr. Marseglia

The course includes an exploration of three dimensional art forms. Sculpture types examined include mobile, monolith, sculpture with base, penetrated mass, papier-mâché, clay, assemblage and bust works.(Material cost is approximately $80).

SCULPTURE II (Spring)
Course #996 Level: 2 Credit: 1/2
Open to: Seniors
Prerequisite: Sculpture; signature of Mr. Marseglia

The course is designed for those students who have taken one semester of Sculpture and wish to take it for another semester on a more advanced level. Various mediums and techniques are used with an emphasis on the development of a 3-dimensional product from concept through completion. Projects include a three part “triptych”, a half scale human figure and may include portraiture and plaster casting. (Material cost is approximately $80).

ADVANCED DRAWING (Fall)
Course #987 Level: 2 Credit: 1/2
Open to: Juniors and Seniors

Prerequisite: Drawing and Design; recommendation of current art teacher

The premise of this class is to solidify drawing as it relates to models and props. The goal is to attain a strong comprehension of drawing an entire situation. Drawings from this class should be able to stand alone, not as studies of particular subjects but as finished presentations. (Material cost is approximately $35).

AP STUDIO ART
Course #988 Level: AP Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors

Prerequisite: Painting, Sculpture or Advanced Drawing; recommendation and signature of current art teacher
Students will work in a variety of media to explore either drawing, 2D Design or 3D Design. Students will concentrate in one particular area of interest as well as explore a wide range of artistic problems, techniques and materials. Students will compile a portfolio to be submitted to the Advanced Placement Program for review and possible granting of college credit. (Material cost is approximately $150).

ART ASSISTANT
Course #997 Fall / #998 Spring Level: * Credit: 1/2
Open to: Juniors and Seniors

Prerequisite: Recommendation of present art teacher
This will be offered to those students who may be interested in pursuing a career in Art and the Art Education or related fields. The student should possess leadership skills and a mastery of art concepts with the ability to demonstrate the proper use of materials and media presented.

INTRO TO THE ARTS
Course #991 Level: * Credit: 1
Open to: All students except those enrolled in Music, Art or a second Math course

This full year course includes four one quarter sections in rotation. The selections will include music, theater, and art.